Your wedding flowers usually tie to your wedding theme. When
most of us envision wedding flowers we think of more of the
traditional choices but there are literally thousands of flower
choices that work very well for wedding bouquets, ceremonies,
and receptions. Here are just a few flower variations to get you
thinking. Weve divided them by color to help make it easier to
fit them to your theme.
Dahlia a late summer and fall bloom
known for its wide variety of colors. Very affordable and they
work great in centerpieces and bouquets.
very tiny flowers that throw a lot of punch! A 1 hybrid
flower that works well in low arrangements.
are several tulip variants and plenty of color variety. Very
affordable and they work great in centerpieces and bouquets.
Ranuculus a beautiful spring flower but prone to drooping in
hot weather. It looks terrific mixed with other flowers.
Chinese Lantern is known to have 10-15 flowers on a stock so
it is excellent for a focal point in centerpieces.
Sandersonia these little bell shaped flowers work great in
boutonnieres, corsages, and in flower girls baskets.
Poppy Big, beautiful, and very affordable when purchased in
its in season, spring. They are definitely an eye catcher!
Black Eyed Susans The perfect country flower for a country
Sunflower blooms from late summer to fall and
are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Very popular
planted in pots.
Snapdragon a very graceful and elegant
flower that works well with simple bouquets and centerpieces.
Reasonably priced, blooming in late summer.
Flannel Flower produces spiky star shaped blossoms that are
long lasting. Perfect for both bouquets and arrangements.
Chamomile is a common wild flower that blooms late summer.
Very refreshing and great for wreaths, centerpieces, and
Stephanotis this year round flower is
affordable and perfect for bouquets and boutonnieres.
Narcissus blooms late winter early spring. Its fragrant blooms
are great for centerpieces.
Cosmos blooms in spring and
summer. Not so impressive on its own but very glamorous when
mixed with other flowers.
Snowberry blooms late fall
through December. Produces small pale fruit that works well in
Dogwood blooms in spring producing
large flowers. Very nice in both bouquets and centerpieces.
Iris many colors and varieties are available. There are iris
choices for all four seasons. Very affordable with large blooms
making it perfect for large arrangements.
Lily works very well in bouquets and centerpieces. There is a
warning attached to this flower it is poisonous to dogs.
Veronica these tiny spiked flowers add
grace and elegance to bouquets and centerpieces. They mix well
with round flowers.
Clematis this vine blooms during
summer months and is available in many colors and species
varieties. It weaves nicely into wreaths
spring through fall producing velvety flowers. Perfect way to
add texture to bouquets and centerpieces.
fragrant flower works well on its own or in arrangements.
Anemone blooms September through March producing a variety of
bright colors. Perfect for adding some color and cheer to this
Frittilaria these checkered flowers are
perfect for small arrangements and bouquets.
blooms spring through summer producing ruffled flowers. It makes
a wonderful addition to bouquets and centerpieces.
Gomphrena - has a thistle type bloom and is very hardy. It wont
wilt so is perfect for bouquets, boutonnieres, and arrangements.
Dries nicely too.
Cornflower adds a nice fresh touch to
bouquets and centerpieces.
Allium these tiny petal
flowers will add glamour. They smell like onions so they work
best around food areas.
Sand Catchfly looks like miniature hot air
balloons. It adds flare and depth to bouquets and centerpieces.
Spider Chrysanthemum blooms year round so very affordable. Its
spidery petal flowers add charm and excitement to bouquets and
Benzelia Lanuginosa Imported from New
Zealand so can be a bit pricey. A wonderful exotic addition to
Nigella Pod available late summer to
early fall adding a sculptured accent to centerpieces.
Seeded Eucalyptus very versatile adding texture to a
centerpiece. It can easily be sprayed with metallic spray paint
and it dries nicely.
Ladys Slipper very expensive but
ever so exotic. Perfect for a corsage or bouquet. To pricey for
Solomons Seal the bell shaped
flowers work well in casual bouquet and centerpieces. It works
well with lilies.
Fern work well for fillers on
bouquets and centerpieces. It presses nicely so also can be used
for accenting menus or cards.
the post blossom fruit of the rose makes great filler for
bouquets as well as all arrangements.
summer through fall producing 2 flowers shaped like a lily.
Their smaller size makes them fit much better into arrangements.
Fringed Gerbera Daisy these miniature flowers are whimsical
and work well in bouquets. They also have a nice touch when
floated in a bowl or brandy glass.
Tree Peony blooms
late fall to early winter in New Zealand. Because they are
imported they are pricey. However, they certainly stand out and
add color to a cooler season wedding.
Astrantia this is
an eye catching bloom that mixes well but stands out.
Cymbidium Orchid perfect for corsages but also works well in
large displays. Nicely scented it works well on table tops or
floated in a bowl or glass. Floated in a martini glass adds a
real nice touch!
Carousel Illusion Rose this very large
hybrid flower works well in bouquets and arrangements.
Antique Rose this beautiful rose is very hard to come by and
thus extremely pricey. However if you are looking for something
romantic and rare this flower is a must have. Add to your
bouquet for your own personal joy!
Curcuma a tropical
flower that blooms mid summer. Adds character to a bouquet or
Flower choices are endless. Ive only
covered just a handful of whats available. If your wedding is
spring through fall learn what flowers are native to your area.
You may be pleasantly surprised at what is available and of
course the pricing will be much better on local flowers. If
youre looking for those more exotic flowers then set a budget
and start checking early. This will give you an idea of what is
available in your budget range. Remember exotic and tropical
flower prices can change dramatically in one season depending on
availability. You may be able to get a florist to lock into
pricing or at least set a guarantee of the maximum price for
your future wedding date. Often local florists grow some of the
tropicals in their greenhouses to that may also help keep the
pricing a little more affordable.
So choose your wedding theme, choose your colors, and then
you can start to decide what flowers are right for your wedding.
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